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MEYERS A MENGEL,
O AVE YOUR GREENBACKS!!
You can SAVE 25 per cent, by purchasing your
GOODS at the CHEAP BARGAIN S TORE of
G. R. & \V. OSTER, '
They are now opening a large and handsome as
sortment of NEW and CHEAP DRY-GOODS,
Ready-Made Clothing, Carpet, Cotton Yarns,
Hats, Boots and Shoes, Sun-Umbrellas, Para
sols, Groceries, Queensware, Tobaccos and Ci
gars, Wall Papers, Wooden-ware, Brooms, \c.
LOOK AT SOME OF THEIR PRICES:
Best styles DELAiNES, 224 and 25 cts.
CALICOES, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 cts.
GINGIIA MS, 12, 15. 20 , 25 cts.
MUSLINS, 9. 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25 cts.
CASSIMERES. 75, 85, 115, 125, 150, 165 cts.
LADIES" 6-4 SACKING, $1.65, 1.75, 2.00,
DRILLING and PANTALOON STUFFS,
20. 25, 30,35 cts
GENTS" lIALF-HOSE, 10,12, 15, 20, 25, 30,
LADIES" HOSE, 121, 18, 20, 25, 30, 35 cts.
LADIES' SHOES as low ns 90 cts.
Good Rio COFFEE, 25 cts.; better, 28 cts.;
best, 30 cts.
Extra fine OOLONG, JAPAN, IMPERIAL
and YOUNG HYSON TEAS.
SUGARS and SYRUPS, a choice assort
MACKEREL and HERRING, late caught,
EpWe invite all to call and see for themselves.
A busy store and increasing trade, is a telling
fact that their prices are popular.
Terms CASH, unless otherwise specified.
GOODS!! NEW GOODS!!
The undersigned has just received from the East a
large and varied stock of New Goods,
which are now open for
two miles West of Bedford, comprising everything
usually found in a first-class country store,
consisting, in part, of
Boots and Shoes,
All of which will be sold at the most reasonable
Thankful for past favors, we solicit a con
tinuance ot the public patronage.
Call and examine our goods.
may24,'67. O- YEAGER
\TEW FANCY AND MILLINERY
MRS. BORDER & CO.,
(at the store lately occupied by Mrs. Cam A Co.)
have just received the best assortment of FANCY,
DRY AND MILLINERY GOODS that has ever
been brought to this place, which they will sell
VERY LOW FOR CASH; consisting, in part, of
Wool de Laines,
Pure Mohair Lustres,
White Colored Cambrics,
Cloth for Sacks, &c.,
Ladies' and Children's Shawls,
NOTIONS, in great variety, Kid, Beaver, Buck,
Silk, Lisle and Cotton Gloves; Lamb's Wool, Me
rino and Cotton Hose, for Ladies and Gentlemen;
Dress Buttons and Trimmings, in great variety.
Paper and Linen Cuffs and Collars for ladies and
gents; Worsted and Cotton Braiding. Braids, Vel
vet Ribbons, black and bright colors, Crape Veils
and Silk Tissue for Veils; Hopkins' "own make"
of Hoop Skirts, all sizes; G W. Laird's Bloom of
Youth, for the complexion, Ac.
MILLINERY GOODS OF ALL KINDS,
consisting of Bonnets, Huts. Ribbons, Laces, Flow
ers, Ac. LgP Millinery work done on short no
tice, in the neatest and latest styles.
Call and see for yourselves before buying
elsewhere. We will show our goods with pleasure,
free of charge. | Bedford, may3in3. |
■\TEW ARRIVAL.—Just received
XY at M. C. FETTERLY'S FANCY STOKE,
Straw Hats and Bonnets, Straw Ornaments, Rib
bons Flowers, Millinery Goods, Embroideries,
Handkerchiefs, Bead-trimmings, Buttons. Ho-iery
and Gloves, White Goods. Parasols and Sun-Um
brellas, Balmorals and Hoop Skirts, Fancy Goods
and Notious, Ladies' and Children's Shoes. Our
assortment contains all that is new and desirable.
Thankful for former liberal patronage we hope
to be able to merit a continuance from all our cus
tomers. Please call and see our new stock.
JACOB REED, | J.J. SCHELL,
REED AND SCHELL,
DEALERS IN EXCHANGE,
DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made and
money promptly remitted.
RUPP & SHANNON, BANKERS,
BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT.
COLLECTIONS made for the East, West, North
and South, and the general business of Exchange
transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and
Remittanees promptly made. REAL ESTATE
bought and sold. febB
"PRINTERS' INK has made many a
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the columns of THE GAZKTTI
BY MEYERS & MENGEL.
VTEW GOODS! NEW GOODS!
SPRING and SUMMER,
J. M. SHOEMAKER has just re
turned from the East with a large stock of Spring
and Summer Goods, which he has bought
AT REDUCED PRICES
and is now offering CHEAP, AT HIS OLD STAND.
The following comprise a few articles, viz :
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Cass i meres,
(single A double.)
GROCERIES, SPICES, Ac.:
Teas, Spices, of all kinds.
Buckets, Tubs, Brooms, Ac.
HATS, for Men and Boys, all sizes and prices.
A large and cheap stock of Men's and Boys.
TOBACCO—Natural Leaf. Oronoco. Navy. Con
gress, Black-Fat, Twist, Smoking-tcbacco and Se
QUEENSWARE, all kinds.
A large assortment of BOOTS and SHOES, all
sizes and prices, TRUNKS, Ac.
FlSH—Mackerel. Nos 1, 2. and 3, in bbls, half |
bbls.. quarter and eighth bbls.
LEATHER—SoIe Leather. French and City Calf
Skins, Kip and Upper Morocco, Ac.
Be sure and call at
J. M. SHOEMAKER S,
apr26,'67. No. 1 Anderson's Row.
JVeiv Bargain Store,
REED'S BI ILDING.
CALICOES, (good) - 12ic.
do (best) - - 18c.
MUSLINS, brown, - - 10c.
do (best) - - 20c.
do bleached, - 10c.
do (best) - - 25c.
DELAINES, best styles, - 25c.
of all kinds
MEN'S and BOY'S'
COTTON A DES,
GOOD and CHEAP.
A large stock of
CASS I MERES
Best COFFEE, - - 30c
Brown SUGAR - from 10 to 15c
Mackerel and Potomac Herring.
and a general variety of
Buyers are invited to examine
our stock as we are determined to
to sell cheaper than the cheapest.
J. B. FARQUHAR.
R~~ H. SI PES' MARBLE W( IRKS.
, R. H. SIPES havtng established a manu
faciory of Monuments. Tombstones. Table-Tops,
Counter Slabs, Ac., at Bloody Run, Bedford coun
ty. Pa., and having on hand a well selected stock
of Foreign and Domestic Marble, is prepared to fill
all orders promptly and do work neat and in a
workmanlike style, and on the most r> tisonable
terms. All work warranted. Jobs deli vered to
all p rts of this and adjoining counties without ex
tra charge. aprl9, 66yl
T ETTER HEADS AND BILL
I J HEADS, and ENVELOPES for business men
printed in the best style of the art,
THE GIPSEY'S WARNING.
. Do not trust him. gentle lady,
Though his voice be low and sweet;
Heed him not who kneels before you,
Gently pleading atyourfeet;
Now thy life is in its morning,
Cloud not this thy happy lot.
Listen to the Gipsey's warning.
Gentle lady, trust him not.
Do not turn so coldly from me,
I would only shield thy youth
From his stern and withering power—
I would only tell thee truth ;
I would shield thee from the danger,
Save thee from the tempter's snare ;
Lady shun the dark eyed stranger,
I have warned you, now beware
Lady, once there lived a maiden,
Pure and bright, and like thee fair,
But he wooed, he wooed and won her,
Filled her gentle heart with care ;
Then he heeded not her pleading,
Nor oared he her life to save ;
Soon she perished—now she's sleeping
In the cold and silent grave.
Keep tby gold, I do not wish it,
Lady, I have prayed for this,
For the hour when I might foil him—
Rob him of expected bliss.
I Gentle Lady, do not wonder
At my words so cold and wild ;
[ Lady, in the green grave yonder
Lies the Gipsey's only child.
REPORT or IHE M floors or RF.D
FUliO fOI'STY. FOR THE YEAR
EMtlXti JUNE 4. 1567.
During the year four new houses were
1 built; one in Napier, 22 by 24, 9 feet
j from floor to ceiling, at a cost of $441);
' one in St. Clair, 24 by 28, 10 feet high,
at a cost of 4GO; one in East Providence,
22 by 28, 9 feet from floor to ceiling,
cost 380; one in Monroe, 22 by 24, 9 feet
j high, cost $2BO. The house in St Clair
| is provided with 72 square feet of black
board surface; the one in East Provi
j deuce with 73 square feet of black-board
surface. Three of the houses were sup
plied with good, substantial furniture,
and sufficient means for ventilation, but
they are poorly located with regard to
play ground. The Monroe house is sup
plied with miserable furniture, which
in another year must be replaced. As
these are all frame buildings, to make
them attractive as well as durable, they
should be painted. The want ofbetter
houses is felt in many parts of the coun
j ty, and we hope to report quite an im
provement in school buildings during
the coming year. Fifty-six are unfit;
nine in Bedford township; four in
Colerain; eight in Cumberland Valley;
three in Harrison ; three in Hopewell;
j four in Londonderry; two in Juniata;
j four in Monroe; six in Southampton,
and four in Union, are among the worst
ill this t la**. Those marked "unfit,"
| are so in almost every respect; low,
i gloomy and damp, with floors sunken
I to the ground, lit only to breed pesti
lence. Some of them are propped, both
inside and outside,—outside, to keep
them from falling to the ground; inside
to keep the floor down and the ceiling
up. The furniture is ancient , consist
i ing, in many, of a few slab benches, so
high that children must be lifted upon
them, or so low as to make them equal
!ly unfit. The writing desks, or boards,
' are worthless. In such houses, gener
ally, no apparatus is found; directors
and people all agree that it would spoil
: in them, and yet, children are cooped
j in such places six hours each day for
four months. The wonder is not that
I they do not make great progress in their
i studies, but rather that they survive
! with a reasonable degree of health, for
| bodily deformity, and not mental eul
-1 ture si ould be expected. We want
more comfortable houses, with improv
ed furniture. When this demand is
once fully met, we shall have a better
condition of things. Make the school
j house more attractive and you destroy,
in a measure, the crying evil of irregu
i lar attendance.
Two years ago my predecessor report
ed twenty-three houses with the neces
sary out-buildings. JS T ow there are but
seventeen, leaving one hundred and
seventy-eight schools without these.
This is a fact we are pained to note, as
it shows great neglect on the part of di
FURNITURE. —It will be seen in the
statistical report, published by the de
partment, for this county, that fifteen
houses were supplied with unsuitable
j furniture during the year. This was
j done in houses, most of which are to
i be replaced by new ones, as soon as the
j respective means of the districts will
f permit; hence it is to be hoped the evil
here will be speedily removed. Three j
houses, remodeled, were supplied with
suitable furniture. Eighty housescon- j
tain furniture, part of which, is injuri
ous, and sixty-four have an insufficient j
amount. That marked "injurious," j
consists mostly of benches too high for
the grade of pupils who occupy them, or ;
of writing boards upon which no pupil ,
can learn to imitate the scrawl of many
of our teachers, much less, learn to
write a graceful hand. Much of this
furniture could be made better, at a
small expense. In many of the houses a j
little sawing would remove the evil.
We especially call the attention of teach
ers and directors to this fact, and urge
upon thein to unite in making seats
more comfortable for pupils.
APPARATUS.— During the year, each
I school in East Providence, West Provi
k dence and Union townships, was sup
a plied with a set of Cornell's Outline
e Maps; and the schools of Colerain and
Cumberland Valley each with a set of
Osgood's Primary Cards. There are
J now one hundred and fitty schools in
'• the county supplied with out-linemaps,
B purchased during the last three years.
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1867.
In all the schools where these were
skilfully used by the teacher, the pro
gress made by pupils in Geography was
very satisfactory. A few drones found
their way into houses supplied with
these maps, who either through ignor
ance or laziness, allowed them to hang
dust covered, on the walls, during the
whole winter, as pictures more orna
mental than useful. To these it is suffi
eienttosay that they must prepare
themselves to teach better, or quit the
profession. Twenty-five schools are
still wholly without apparatus, while
thirty-nine are marked "well sup
SCHOOLS. —There are three graded
schools in the county, employing ten
teachers; the one at Bedford employs
five; Bloody Run Borough three; and
the village of Woodberry two. A num
ber of other points in the county should
have likesehools; at Centerville, Rains
burg, Pleasantville, St.Clairsville, and
Schellsburg, they are almost indispen
sible. No teacher can do justice to six
ty or seventy-five scholars in a mixed
school; yet we see this number at many
points in the county, in ungraded
schools, and in buildings wholly unfit
for their accommodation.
The whole number of schools taught
was one hundred and ninety-five, of
which number one hundred and twen
ty-five were marked "well classified,"
and one hundred and forty-eight in
which the books were uniform. The
Bible was read in one hundred and
twenty-five, and a number were daily
opened with prayer. In a lew, outside
of thegraded schools, the higher branch
es were taught, and in South Woodber
ry sixty-two pupils studied German.
Ex AMi xAT lON- . —Xi neteen public
and seven private examinations were
held. Sixty-eight directors were pres
ent at the public examinations. At
one examination alone a full board was
present, and at fourteen a quorum.
Two hundred and twenty-three pro
visional certificates were issued at the
public, and thirteen at the private xe
aminations. Xo professional certifi
cates were granted. Five certificates
were renewed or endorsed from other
counties; three certificates were annul
led, and seventeen applicants were re
jected. Average grade of certificates,
2.52. A number of certificates were
issued of much lower grade; many with
4's and some with s's.
TEACHERS. —To meet the demand
for qualified teachers, a County Normal
School was again opened, in August
last, and continued eleven weeks. One
hundred and thirty-one students were
present, sixty-four of whom taught
during the winter. A number of other
schools In different parts of the county,
under the charge of competent teachers,
did good service in preparing young
men and women to teach, so that in
point of number, the supply was equal
to the demand. In a few instances,
local prejudice employed persons of a
much lower grade of scholarship and
inferior teachers, while others, more
worthy, but from a neighboring town
ship were rejected. Such short-sighted
policy can only work injury to the
schools. The best teacher should al
ways be preferred, though he or she be
from "across the mountain." Of the
whole number employed, one hundred
and twenty-six were males, and sixty
nine females. Seven males and one
female, proved total failures, and were
dismissed. A few others managed to
have things in working order when
visited, but on the whole were incom
petent, and had mistaken their calling.
About one hundred and seventy gave
good satisfaction, doing, all things
considered, as well as could be expected.
Fifty-nine had no experience, and sev
enty had taught less than one year;
one hundred and twenty-five had at
tended the County Normal School one
or more sessions, and one hundred and
thirty-one claimed to have read works
on teaching. The average age of the
teachers employed was about twenty
VISITATIONS. —Whole number of
visits made, 212; average timespent in
each school 1.56 hours. All the schools
except four in the county were visited,
three of which were not open when I
was in the district. A number were
visited twice, and some three times.
Twenty-eight visits were made with
directors, and a few with patrons.
Whole number of patrons or citizens
found in the schools, 77. Most of the
time spent in the school rooms was de
voted to taking notes, observing the
method of instruction, and giving such
aid as was deemed necessary; the length
of the visit always depending on the
condition of the school.
No County Institute was held during
the year, and but one township, St.
Clair, sustained a district institute.
Twenty two private schools were o
pened during the year, employing 29
teachers. 853 pupils attended these
schools, at a cost of about $4700.
While we did not make as great ad
vancement in building, furnishing, and
beautifying school grounds as we might
have done, still we moved forward.
A few boards and patrons made every
effort to run the schools on the cheap
est scale possible, yet the great majori
ty gave all the means their districts
would permit. Teachers holding cer
tificates with 4's and s's on them are
dear at any price. Many of the town
ships in the county know this by experi
ence, and directors will ere long retuse
| all applicants who cannot show at least
a "middling" certificate. Londonderry
paid one year ago from $2O to $25 per
month for teachers. This year her
board of directors offered $4O for first
class teachers, and secured a corps ex
celled by none in the county. This case
alone is sufficient to prove that good
teachers can be had if people are only
willing to pay for their services. We
are proud to state too that every town
ship in the county had its schools o
pen during this year, a fact unknown
in our school history for at least eight
years. Southampton for a period of
years had the doors of her school houses
closed against public schools. The
township is sparsely settled, irrigated
by rapid mountain streams, and tra
versed by a numberof mountain ranges,
making it one of the most difficult
school districts in the State. Still the
people there were unwilling their chil
dren should remain without the advan
tages of an education, and the success
with which they carried on their
schools last winter, did great credit
to all school men in the township.
The great want here is suitable accom
modation for the children. Scarcely a
house used last winter is fit. Most of
the houses, built years ago, were either
burnt, or have rotted to the ground.
Five houses were rented and six of the
old log were used. Teachers were em
ployed at salaries ranging from $22 to $3O
per month. Many pupils walked from
two and a-half to three miles, through
the deep snows of last winter, to school,
and the report hooks show as large an
average of attendance as in any other
part of the county. A few years of
heavy taxation for building and the
schoolsof Southampton willbe ina pros
The new school year has just opened.
A supplement to the school law, passed
last winter, makes a very material
change in teacher's certificates. In ad
dition to the branches named in the law
prior to this year, we now have "Theo
ry of Teaching"and "History of the U
nited States." Xo applicant will be re
cieved who is not prepared to stand an
examination in these branches. We
shall use Wickersham's Economy and
Lossing's Common School History.—
Teachers will be paid for their labor, if
they only prepare themselves to do
their work well. Encouraged by past
success, we shall begin the work of the
new year with bright hopes for the fu
ture. 11. W. FISHER, Co. Supt.
TEKIUBI.E CO.VItITIO.V OF AFFAIRS IN
The New York Herald has received
by telegraph the following account of
the terrible outrages being committed
by Brownlow and his armed outlaws
In the case of the outrages alleged to
have been committed by the Tennessee
State militia, instructions have been
given to Gen. Thomas, commanding
the Department of the Cumberland, to
investigate the acts of violence said to
have been perpetrated. On Thursday
last General Whipple, of General
Thomas'staff, was in Winchester coun
ty, Tennessee, engaged in examining
into the murder of James Brown, of
Franklin county. After concluding his
investigations, General Whipple will
report the result to the Department
com mander, when there can be no doubt
whatever that in case the petition and
affidavits are found to set forth the
facts, summary measures will be taken
to protect peaceable and law-abiding
citizens from like persecution in the
future, and that the work of official
decapitation will go on briskly for a
time in Tennessee.
The petition of over eight hundred
residents of Franklin county, accompa
nied by numerous affidavits, presented
to the President by Mr. Jesse Arlidge,
a few nights ago, gives an alarming de
scription of affairs in Tennessee, and
information now in possession of the
government proves beyond a doubt
that Tennessee is to-day further behind
in the work of reconstruction than any
other of the Southern States. The pe
tition of the Tennesseans concluded as
Y'our Excellency having been person- ,
ally acquainted with us as a people,
and knowing how dearly we loved our
rights, and how jealously we guarded
them, can appreciate how exquisitely
we felt their loss. But notwithstand
ing all this, we were content to bear
our wrongs in silence, and we would j
not trouble your Excellency now with j
our grievances, were it not that the iron
heel of despotism upon our necks may
no longer be borne. All that is left us
is our lives and little property, and al
though our history since the war is
without reproach, as we have shown
your Excellency, yet our rulers, affect
ing to question our loyalty, have organ
ized a band of reckless, dissolute and
irresponsible men, and turned them
loose to do their will upon us. We sub
mitted to humiliating threatenings, be
ing determined to do no act that would
afford them a pretext to wreak their
malice upon us. The officer in charge,
in a public order addressed to our peo
ple, announced in a most offensive man
ner that he had come among us for the
purpose of enforcing and bringing crim
inals to justice, and at that time we had
but one more at large under indictment
for murder, and he had been abscond
ing and concealing himself for two
years to escape arrest, upon an indict
ment for murder perpetrated in 1800,
and also for a second murder perpetra
ted in 1804, while he belonged to the
rebel army. Notwithstanding these
facts, and on the face of his published
order the officer in charge received the
murderer into his command, and he is
now going publicly around to the ter
ror of the people. We have been in-
VOL. 61.—WHOLE No. 5,399.
formed and believe that the party al
luded to is one of the most respectable
men in the command, and we refer to
him for the reason that he is one of the
few men of whose character we can
speak with certainty, and not for the
purpose of fixing him with an infamy
that could distinguish him above his
fellows.—This band of armed despera
does, seething with hatred toward our
people, and falsely pretending to be the
guardians of the law, began their dep
redations upon us by wanton searches
of our homes and the seizure of our
property, falsely pretending that they
had authority to search our houses and
seize our stock as the prop* rty of the
United States government. In the ex
ercise of this pretended authority they
have robbed us, cursed and abused our
wives and children, and denounced all
who questioned their right. They
have taken from our farms the means
of making their crops in some instanc
es, and appropriated the property so
taken to their own use. They maintain
their right to take the property of our
citizens with impunity. They have
kept our community in constant terror
by threatening the 'ives of many of our
citizens. They went to the house of one
of our citizens in the night time, fired
several shots at him, an 1 he saved his
life only by flight. They took another
quiet, law-abiding citizen from beside
his hearthstone, and despite the tears
and prayers of his wife and aged father,
they took him to the woods and shot
him down likea dog. These red-hand
ed murderers are still at large, and are
denouncing the most terrible vengeance
against all who question their preroga
tive to rob and slay us at their will.
Impoverished as we are, many of our
people in that portion of our country
have been forced to abandon their hous
es and their growing crops in order to
save their lives, and in every part ol
our country our people are filled with
fear and apprehension ; and, indeed, so
absolute and complete is the reign of
terror they have inaugurated, that
many of our people are afraid to meet
with us to peaceably presentour wrongs
to the consideration of your Excellency.
This terrible state of affairs is beyond
endurance, and inasmuch as this cruel,
bloody, lawless band was organized,
armed and set over us by our State au
authorities—inasmuch asit isyourduty
as Chief Magistrate to see that the laws
are faithfully executed—inasmuch as
we have the right to peaceably assemble
ourselves together to petition for the
redress of our grievances and inasmuch
as we have an abiding confidence in
your solicitude for the welfare and pro
tection of all law-abiding citizens, with
out reference to their antecedents or
political sentiments, we, therefore,
earnestly entreat your Excel'ency if
you question either the propriety or ex
pediency of removing the lawless band
which is oppressing us, that you will
send to our country a sufficient number
of national troops to protect our per
sons and property and bring to pun
ishment the murderers of our people.
A TRUE LADY.—I was once walking
a short distance behind a very hand
somely dressed young girl, and think
ing, as I looked at her beautiful clothes,
"I wonder if she takes half as much
pains with her heart as she does with
her body ?"
A poor, old man was coming up the
walk, and, just before he reached us, he
made two attempts to go into the yard
of a small house; but the gate was
heavy, and would swing back before
he could get through.
"Wait," said that young girl spring
ing lightly forward, "I'll hold the gate
open." And she held the gate until
he passed in, and received his thanks
with a pleasant smile as she went on.
"She deserved to have beautiful
clothes!" I thought, "for a beautiful
spirit dwells in her breast."
VOLUNTEER DRILL FOR SINGLE
MEN .—Fait in love with some good
and industrious woman. Attention pay
to her faithfully and respectfully.—
Right face in popping the qnesiion,
like a man. Quick march to htr par
ents and ask ttieir consent. File right
with her to church, and go through
the service of matrimony. Halt and
reflect seriously upon the new duties
which you have assumed, and then
perform them. Right about face from
the haunts which you frequented when
single, and prefer your own home.—
Advance arms to vour young wife when
out walking with her and never leave
her trail behind. Break off staying out
at nignt, and other bad habits, if you
wish to have a happy home.
AN INFEREXCE.-Aclerginan remark
ed to a servant who had been a long
time in his service, "John, you have
been a long time in my service; I dare
say you are able to preach a sermon
as well as I." "Oh, no, sir," said
John; "but many an inference have I
drawn from yours." "Well," said the
clergyman, "I will give you a text out
of Job ; let me hear what you will make
from it: 'And asses snuffed up the east
wind."' "Well," replied John,"the on
ly inference that I can draw is this, that
it would be a long time before they
would grow fat upon it."
A TRAVELLER, who has just return
ed from journeying through Africa,
says: "A savage holds to his cows and
to his women, but especially to his
cows." He adds: "The price of a good
looking,strong young wife,who can car
ry a heavy jar of water, is ten cows.
Throughout savage lands, a family of
daughters is exceedingly profitable."
A few days since a gentleman from a
j distance visited Colunbus, Ohio, on
; business, and having a leisure hour,
concluded to call on Miss , with
| whom he had some acquaintance. He
J went, rang the bell, and when she
| made her appearance at the door he
/lid not recognize her in her kitchen
at'ire. He asked if Miss was at
home.- She very prudently accepted
the situation, and informed him that
she was J n, and after seating him in
the parlor retired, as she observed, to
inform her of his presence. She went
to her dressing room, and after a thor
ough re-rigging, application of paints,
powders, false curls, tilters, etc., she
presented herself a second time, when
she was at once recognized by the gent.
Of course a pleasant hour was whiled
away, during which she found occasion
to apologize for not making her ap
pearance sooner than she did.
THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS.— Live
long as you may, the first twenty
years form the greater part of your life.
They appear so when we look back to
them, and they take up more room in
our memory than all the years that suc
ceed them. If this be so how impor
that they should be passed in planting
good principles, cultivating good tastes,
strengthening good habits, fleeing all
those pleasures which lay up bitter
ness and sorrow for time to come.—
Take good care of the first twenty years
of your life, and you may hope that the
last twenty years will takegoodcare of
AX old lady down East, after having
kepta hired man on liver near a month,
one day said to him, "Mr. Smith' I
don't know as you like liver." "Oh,
yes," said he, "I like it for fifty or six
ty meals, but I don't think I should
like it for a steady diet." The parsimo
nious old lady served up something
else for the next collation.
IN a railroad station is a placard an
nouncing "No smoking," posted over
an oil lamp. Two Irishmen appear
one smoking. "Mike," says the other,
Ye'retransgressin' the rhules of the es
tablishment." "How's that?" says the
smoker. "Don't you see there—no
smoking?" "Yis; but can't ye see, ye
spalpeen, the remark is addressed to the
HAI.AB the Arabian, being asked
what was the most excellent thing in
man, replied, "Sense." But if he have
none, what is the best then? 'Honesty.'
But if he has not that? "The counsel
of his friend," replied the doctor. And
in want of that? "Taciturnity." And
if he cannot have any of these things?
"A sudden death as soon as possible."
ONE of our ex-Mayors, the other day,
observing a large stone lying near his
gate, ordered his servant, with an oath,
to send it to Purgatory. "If," said the
servant, "I were to throw it to Heaven,
it would be more out of your honor's
IN a small party the subject turning
on matrimony, a lady said to her.sister,
I wonder, my dear, you have never
made a match, I think you want the
brimstone. To whichsherepiied, "No,
not the brimstone, only the spark."
A TENANT iu the neighborhood of
the Astor House, was thus accosted by
his landlord: "Brown, I am going to
raise your rent." Brown replied, "Sir,
lam very much obliged to you, for I
cannot raise it myself."
SCENES of a new domestic drama:
Scene I—Mother in the cellar splitting
wood. Scene2—Daughter in the parlor
singing to a well-dressed simpleton the
pathetic ballad, "Who shall care for
A MAN who was imprisoned for mar
rying two wives, complained that he
had been severely dealt with for an of
fence which carries its own punishment
along with it !
A MORMON female seminary was re
cently started in Salt Lake City, which
succeeded very well, until the princi
pal eloped with and married the whole
SMITHS, of all the handicraft men,
are the most irregular; for they never
think themselves better employed than
when thev are at their vices.
SOME say that the quickest way of de
stroying " weeds " is to marry a widow.
It is, no doubt, a most agreeable species
IT was said of a great calumniator,
and a frequenter of other persons' ta
bles, that he never opened his mouth
but at somebody's expense.
ONE asked why B stood before C?
Because, said another, a man must B
before he can C.
Do well, but do not boast of it, for
that will lesson the commendation you
might otherwise have deserved.
TIIE most reluctant slave to vice that
we ever saw, was a poor fellow who
had his fingers in one.
A recent conundrum runs in this
way: "Why is kissing like victory?
Because it is easy to Grant?"
NEVER purchase love or friendship
by gifts, for when thus obtained they
are lost as soon as you stop payment.
-In view of the crimes in Massachu
setts, floggings in school, Ac., the Chi
cago Times says martial law should be
declared there at once.
Ex-President Buchanan contributed
$2OO to the Southern relief fund recent
ly raised in Philadelphia. The money
was sent to the Rev. Dr. Boardman.
—Old Thad. Stevens goes for giving
homesteads to the Negroes, because
they, the Negroes , conquered their mas
ters. This is the way the services of
the white soldiers are valued by the